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Household Saints (1993)

Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Teresa
Evelyn Santangelo
Dale Carman ...
Father Matthias
John Di Benedetto ...
Augie Santangelo (as John Dibenedetto)
Marie DeCicco ...
Rita (as Marie Decicco)
Nancy Marie ...
Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher ...


Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for two scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

15 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normales Wunder  »


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Vincent D'Onofrio and Lili Taylor who play father and daughter in this film previously played love interests in Mystic Pizza (1988). See more »


Teresa Carmela Santangelo: My whole life, I used to wonder, what would I do if I really had a vision? How would I act if I actually saw God's face? Would I fall on the floor and start foaming at the mouth like St. Paul? It worried me, it could happen anywhere. What if I was on the subway and started bleeding from my ankles and wrists? If Jesus came, would I have the sense to look for a soft place to fall?
Teresa Carmela Santangelo: But this is what it's like. You don't faint dead away. You don't worry about stigmata dripping blood on the carpet. ...
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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »


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Written by St. Tomas Aquinas
Performed by The Westside Youth Choir of the Franciscan Neighborhood and Community Center,
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one of my favorites
16 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this film several times on Bravo. The cast is great. Tracy Ullman is quite good in dramatic roles. Very charming scene where a British Jesus visits a girl while she's ironing.I'm not a Catholic or even a believer but I found the character of Theresa being a saint quite credible.

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